Sexuality and Cancer Treatment

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You will not believe this statement that cancer treatment might affect one’s sexual life. But this is true. Studies have shown that operation done to treat cancer damages some nerves and that leads to impotence or Erectile Dysfunction. In the beginning you won’t realize what the problem is and slowly- slowly problem becomes really severe. To get rid of one problem you will have to face other problem if the doctor is not good.

Impotence after some cancer treatments:
a) Pelvic
b) Bladder cancer
c) Colon cancer
d) Prostate cancer
e) Rectal cancer

If you have been operated or are going under treatment for above mentioned cancer than you are more likely to suffer from ED.

Older men, especially those over 60, are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment. Older men experience difficulty with sex at some point. So older men who've had cancer treatment may experience sexual side effects related to aging, rather than treatment.

The various side effects after cancer treatment are:
§ Inability to achieve or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction)
§ Difficulty climaxing
§ Orgasm without discharge of semen (dry orgasm)
§ Weaker, less satisfying orgasms
§ Loss of libido
§ Pain during sex

It is not confirmed that everyman will get affected by Ed after Cancer treatment. A Doctor after examining can tell the level of risk a man will face.

Various treatments for cancer and there effects on sexuality:
1. Surgery: If a person has tumor in pelvic area than doctor should work carefully for treating this problem as he can damage nerves and it will lead to ED.

2. Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy used at pelvic region also causes ED. Radiation damages nerves and blocks blood flow to the penis. Excess of radiation rays is harmful for human beings and body parts.

3. Hormone Therapy: This therapy is used in treating severe prostate cancer. Prostate cancer relies on hormones for fuel. Sometimes it shows more side effects in some men in comparison to others.

4. Chemotherapy: After getting chemotherapy some people face loss of libido and lo sexual desire. This therapy also reduces the amount of testosterone body produces. But after getting treated from this therapy one regains sexual function.

If you are facing any of the problems than consult your doctor, he will tell what to do and how much time it’s going to take for healing. But don’t loose hope you will get your sexual life back later or sooner. To know more about this disease and its causes visit

About the Author (Antony Virgese):
I am working from last 2 years as an Internet Researcher. My functional area is Men's Health Male Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction but now I am working on other health related issues like Cancer Weight Loss Mental Health and other Health related issues.

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